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2016 NHL Mock Draft: Final Mock 7 Rounds




Round 4



Posted By: Chris Ransom Last Updated: June 24, 2016.


  1. Toronto Maple Leafs: Carsen Twarynsky, LW, Calgary Hitmen (WHL)

    Toronto is stacked with centers. They can focus on adding another left winger here. The 6-2 201 lb Carsen Twarynsky only has one year of experience in the WHL, but you are looking at a future AHL line 1 skater that may crack a fourth line in the NHL one day.


  2. Anaheim Ducks: Jordy Stallard, C, Calgary Hitmen (WHL)

    Anaheim gets Jorday Stallard. Stallard had 21 goals, 28 assists, and 49 points this season. He's a borderline late third or fourth round pick.


  3. Vancouver Canucks: Otto Makinen, C, Tappara (SM Liiga)

    Vancouver takes the best available player. Otto Makinen will take over Tappara's SM Liiga team with Patrik Laine leaving after dominating on Tappara's Under 20 team in 2015-2016. Makinen is a sniper with deadly speed that displays an explosive burst when skating.


  4. Chicago Blackhawks: Henrik Borgstrom, C, Helsingfors IFK (SM Liiga)

    Chicago drafts the best available player in the fourth round. Henrik Borgstrom is a guy that the Flyers could consider here.



  5. Calgary Flames: Brandon Gingac, C, Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)

    Brandon Gingac had 24 goals, 37 assists, and 61 points in 2015. Gingac seems like a guy that could develop into a future center. His playmaking and vision is outstanding.


  6. Winnipeg Jets: Josh Mahura, D, Red Deer Rebels (WHL)

    The good news is that Josh Mahura bulked up from 6-0 169 lbs to 6-0 179 lbs. Mahura added 10 lbs of muscle, but has only played one game this season showing major durability concerns. Those durability concerns drop Mahura to the third round.


  7. New York Rangers: Jeremy Helvig, G, Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)

    The Rangers grab a goalie to groom for the future. Jeremy Helvig posted a 2.13 GAA and a .929 save percentage in 27 OHL starts during the regular season. Helvig also posted a 2.40 GAA and a .908 save percentage in the 2016 OHL Playoffs.


  8. Buffalo Sabres: Griffin Luce, D, United States National Team Developmental Program (USHL)

    Buffalo gets a project forward to develop. The 6-3 214 lb Griffin Luce would be a good developmental defenseman with incredible size.



  9. Montreal Canadiens: Nicholas Caamano, RW, Flint Firebirds (OHL)

    Montreal can go best player available again. Nicholas Caamano is a third round prospect so getting him in the fourth round is terrific value.


  10. Toronto Maple Leafs: Aapeli Rasanen, C, Tappara (SM Liiga)

    Toronto grabs a center from Tappara. Rasanen will probably be a future Marlies line 2 center.


  11. New Jersey Devils: Jonathan Ang, C, Peterborough Petes (OHL)

    Jonathan Ang needs to bulk up in the OHL. He has line 4 ability in the NHL, but probably has the ceiling of an AHL player at this point.


  12. New Jersey Devils: Travis Barron, LW, Ottawa 67s (OHL)

    Travis Barron does not fall past this pick. At some point New Jersey will consider taking Barron in round 4.



  13. Carolina Hurricanes: Nolan Stevens, C, Northeastern

    Carolina gets a college center to develop. The 6-3 185 lb Nolan Stevens had 20 goals, 22 assists, and 42 points in 2015-2016. He's sort of an intriguing prospect and someone worth considering at this point.


  14. New Jersey Devils: Egor Babenko, RW, Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)

    New Jersey adds a right winger for depth. Egor Babenko is the top right winger in the fourth round.


  15. Minnesota Wild: Adam Brooks, C, Regina Pats (WHL)

    Minnesota adds the 5-10 174 lb Adam Brooks. The 5-10 174 lb Adam Brooks had 38 goals, 82 assists, and 120 points in 72 regular season games in 2015-2016. Brooks had 7 goals, 16 assists, and 23 points in 17 games of the 2016 WHL Playoffs. Questions about his speed, size, and lack of versatility are the biggest reason why Brooks drops to the fourth round, but he has the tools to be a line 2 NHL playmaker if you can wait 6-8 years on him.



  16. Detroit Red Wings: Dylan Gambrell, C, Denver

    Detroit goes with a College prospect for depth in the fourth round. Dylan Gambrell in the fourth round.


  17. Nashville Predators: Lucas Carlsson, D, Brynas I.F. (Elitserien)

    Nashville gets a defenseman in the fourth round. Lucas Carlsson provides fantastic value at this juncture.


  18. Philadelphia Flyers: Linus Lindstrom, C, Skelleftea A.I.K. (Elitserien)

    Philadelphia drafts the best available player in the fourth round. Linus Lindstrom was previously considered a mid second round prospect. The fact that he plays on Skelleftea's Under 18 and Under 20 teams rather than on Skelleftea's main roster tells you he's not ready for the NHL yet.


  19. New York Islanders: Dylan Wells, G, Peterborough Petes (OHL)

    Dylan Wells was spectacular in the 2016 CHL Prospects Game. Despite that, he has bad numbers in the regular season which is why he fell to the third round.


  20. San Jose Sharks: Veini Vehvilainen, G, JYP (SM Liiga)

    Martin Jones is a great starter. San Jose still adds a developmental goalie for depth.



  21. Los Angeles Kings: Dante Salituro, C, Ottawa 67s (OHL)

    Dante Salituro was a top 100 pick in every mock draft the 2015 NHL Entry Draft and he went undrafted last year despite having 78 points last year and 65 points this year. Guess what that means? Salituro is eligible for the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.


  22. Chicago Blackhawks: Dmitri Alexeyev, RW, Traktor Chelyabinsk (KHL)

    There have been Russian prospects playing in Canada and USA that have been drafted. Dmitri Alexeyev finally becomes the second KHL prospect to be drafted in the fourth round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.


  23. Florida Panthers: Maxim Rasseikin, C, Lincoln Stars (USHL)

    Florida goes with a Russian forward that joined the USHL. Rasseikin is the second forward in this draft to leave the KHL to go to America.


  24. Anaheim Ducks: Josh Anderson, D, Prince George Cougars (WHL)

    Anaheim drafts a defenseman for depth. Josh Anderson is a great pick for depth here. Anderson is a quality defensive defenseman, but he needs to work on foot speed on the ice.


  25. Dallas Stars: Patrick Bajkov, LW, Everett Silvertips (WHL)

    The 6-1 181 lb Patrick Bajkov had 18 goals, 28 assists, and 46 points in 71 games. Bajkov had a +9 +/- ratio during the 2015-2016 regular season. He had 2 goals, 2 assists, and 4 points in 9 WHL Playoff games during the 2016 WHL Playoffs. Dallas adds Bajkov as a developmental prospect.



  26. Washington Capitals: Janne Koukkanen, RW, Oulun Karpat (SM Liiga)

    Washington drafts another winger for depth. Janne Koukkanen played on the second line of Oulun Karpat behind Jesse Puljujarvi.


  27. Tampa Bay Lightning: Maxim Rasseikin, C, Lincoln Stars (USHL)

    Maxim Rasseikin has good speed and vision. He could be a future playmaker in the AHL.


  28. St. Louis Blues: Anthony Salintri, C, Sarnia Sting (OHL)

    St. Louis grabs Anthony Salintri. Sarnia's center can play all 3 forward positions and has extremely good versatility at 5-11 180 lbs. Salintri looks like an AHL player on the Chicago Wolves at best after having 17 goals, 13 assists, and 30 points in 2015-2016.


  29. San Jose Sharks: Tanner Laczynski, C, Lincoln Stars (USHL)

    Tanner Laczynski is going to Ohio State in 2016. He'd be a good addition at this point.


  30. Pittsburgh Penguins: Brogan O'Brien, C, Prince George Cougars (WHL)

    Pittsburgh wraps up the fourth round with Brogan O'Brien. The Pittsburgh Penguins draft the 6-2 190 lb center who had 18 goals, 38 assists, and 56 points in his first WHL season as a project center that they can groom for the future.










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